Economic Growth

IMF's Managing Director Optimistic About State of Global Economy in 2014

Christine Lagarde anticipates "seven strong years"

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) — The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde said in Washington Wednesday she's hopeful the past seven tough years will give way to seven strong ones.

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, said while the economic "crisis still lingers," "optimism is in the air."